Lebo M: Coming homeWatch all episodes
He’s the first voice you hear in The Lion King, a highlight of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-winning soundtrack. He’s a Grammy winner, a Tony nominee, and the executive producer of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. His songs have been streamed over 250 million times on Spotify alone, and he won the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice 1Life Legend Award.
Now, the Soweto-born legend is back in South Africa with his latest production: the Showmax Original reality series Lebo M – Coming Home.
The 10-part series gives fans a front-row seat to his career as he creates new music with the likes of Zahara, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Judith Sephuma, and his daughter Refi, but it also turns the spotlight onto his biggest dream: bringing his family together.
Along the way, he shares the stories of his life: how he got his musical break as a nine-year-old, his memories of the 1976 Soweto uprising, his “accidental” exile in Lesotho as a teenager, his time living on the streets in the USA, and how he’s stayed clean since overcoming his alcohol addiction, as well as insider stories from his legendary career.
Lebo M – Coming Home is the debut reality series from Dopezuluboi Productions, founded by Teddy Geldart, who directed two seasons of Being Bonang and was executive producer of the SAFTA-winning Living The Dream With Somizi S4 and this year’s other hit reality show, Kwa Mam’Mkhize.
Stream the first five episodes now, the next episodes on 9 December; and the final episodes from 16 December.